Eye-candy du jour…
Colourful and visually stunning – but also important in our understanding of scientific advances – the winners of this year’s Wellcome Image Awards range from a close up look at a bloody sticking-plaster, to the striking shades of a ruby-tailed wasp viewed through a microscope.
The judging panel were looking for images that did not simply convey scientific information – but also had aesthetic beauty. Take a look at some of the 21 winning entries with Catherine Draycott, Head of Wellcome Images.
The BBC site features an audio slideshow of all the winning images.
“B0007642 Honey Bee
Credit: Annie Cavanagh. Wellcome Images
False colour scanning electron micrograph of a Honey bee. The honeybee has a hairy thorax and segented abdomen, a pair of double wings and three pairs of segmented legs, each one with a different ‘tool’, designed for a specific functions to assist in the collection and transport of pollen.”